INVITATION: Action for Survival: Vulnerable Nations COP25 Leaders Event

9:00am-9:45am Monday 2nd December 2019 – UNFCCC COP25 Madrid

As global emissions continue to rise with accelerating climate change, the survival of the most vulnerable nations is reliant on the full and urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement, enhanced 2020 action by all countries and robust international cooperation and partnership. At the opening of COP 25 in Madrid, heads of state and government of climate-threatened nations, joined by international leaders and key UN partners, will present an action agenda delivering the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s (CVF) vision for a climate-resilient world. The event will highlight a new financing mechanism to enhance South-South cooperation of the world’s most climate threatened nations and special efforts to address the increasingly widespread and far-reaching impact of climate change on human rights.

The Marshall Islands presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum invites you to join* government leaders in championing special efforts to address climate change in the world’s most climate threatened nations.


When: 09:00 to 09:45 on Monday 2nd December

Where: UNFCCC COP 25 Main Conference Area, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid



Leaders of the CVF including

HE Hilda Heine, Honorable President of the Marshall Islands

HE Carlos Alvarado, Honorable President of Costa Rica

HE Sheikh Hasina, Horable Prime Minister of Bangladesh

International and UN leaders including

High-level observer government representatives

Michelle Bachelet the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

This event will be moderated by Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation.

*Participation is open to UNFCCC registered COP25 delegates


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